SOLSKJAER: THIS IS WHY MANCHESTER UNITED FAILED TO BEAT BURNLEY

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Manchester United’s Premier League clash with Burnley finished 2-2 with United dropping two crucial points in the race for a top four finish. United had to come from 2-0 down on Tuesday evening to draw with Burnley.

A win against Burnley would have been Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s ninth win in a row since replacing Jose Mourinho in December as United boss but that wasn’t to be.

Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood netted for the Clarets before Paul Pogba and Victor Lindelof ensured United got a point from the game.

Solskjaer believes Manchester United didn’t deserve to lose to Burnley and believes United failed to beat Burnley because the players were too slow with the ball.

Solskjaer said: “The comeback was brilliant, the players have been asked about how they would react if they went 1-0 or 2-0 down so I felt the comeback was fantastic.

“We had loads of chances, loads of possession, we didn’t deserve to lose. But we did it to ourselves really.

“We fought, that wasn’t the problem. We were just too slow in possession in the first half.

“For the first goal we played our way into trouble.

“It wasn’t the attitude, the application was too slow and the tempo on the ball wasn’t good enough. But the reaction was good.

“We disappointed ourselves and we disappointed the crowd today, but the ones who stayed had a typical Old Trafford finish to the game so that was a big plus.”

Jesse Lingard won a penalty which Paul Pogba converted but Burnley boss Sean Dyche believes the England international went down too easily in the box.

“I just don’t like it when there’s a touch on the shoulder and their legs don’t work, but it’s modern football,” said Dyche.

“I’m not saying he does it all the time. But they’re strong these lads and how come their legs don’t work I don’t know.”

United are now two points behind fifth-placed Arsenal after the Gunners beat Cardiff 2-1 at the Emirates on Tuesday night.  

United are back in action on Sunday afternoon against Leicester in the Premier League and United fans would be hoping the team return to winning ways immediately.